Hello Internet People
Let me start out with a disclaimer: The Dietitian Diet is not actually a “diet” in the traditional sense. Diet means “the food you put in your body.” The word diet has been twisted away from it’s true meaning, and now stirs up negativity, stress and even shame. To this end, The Dietitian Diet is simply good food and nourishing recipes that hopefully take the confusion out of your diet.
I use evidence-based guidelines and functional nutrition to help you feel your best!
Since we are getting to know each other, let me tell you about my life: I have a full-time job, I am a busy mother of three young kids, a wife to an Oklahoma born meat and potatoes lumberjack type, and I love food. I have struggled with weight in the past and I am just like you! I try to create healthy meals and I work hard to make my family’s health a priority. However, I would not survive without Chick-fil-a.
Can I tell you another secret? I eat chocolate and drink wine almost every single day (okay every day), and so can you! This blog focuses on the good in food and the importance of all different types. Instead of restriction, this “diet” is all about nourishment.
If you have made your way here, you also know that I am a dietitian (lol, obviously). I have a graduate degree in dietetics and an undergraduate degree in exercise science, and over 15 years of experience seeing patients. I’ve focused on diabetes for many years, but have become much more interested in the prevention and wellness aspect of nutrition recently. The Dietitian Diet blog was born out of frustration with the “diet” world, and a lack of websites with good nutrition information.
The Dietitian Diet is the ultimate resource for families looking for nourishing recipes, solid nutrition tips and tools to improve health through food.
My family food allergy story.
This “about us” section would not be complete without the added information about food allergies. There are a wide variety of recipes here made to be modified both gluten and dairy free. The entire story can be found here, but the bottom line is I had a child that developed food allergies and sensitivities around the age of five. If you had asked me even 3 or 4 years ago, I would have been one of those dietitians that touted regular dairy intake and rolled my eyes at people going “gluten free.” However, after experiencing the truths of my child’s diet, I believe that you really can’t understand the importance of following your gut (literally) until it happens to you. I’ve studied and learned much more than my graduate training prepared me for on the topics of gut health, food sensitivities and allergies, and am now passionate about what effects certain foods have in your body.
To my fellow dietitians, I am still a believer in dairy and gluten (I certainly still eat them both), but I have a lot of opinions on the topic! If you’d like to see more resources on gut health and the benefits of eliminating allergens, click here for my food allergy resources.
In closing, this site has been a labor of love. It probably took longer than it should have. And let me say, it’s not perfect. I hesitated to even put this out here due to all the reasons most people don’t: fear of failure, embarrassment, and internet trolls! What if someone hates this? What if it doesn’t work? What if people are mean to me? What if I actually don’t know what I’m talking about? The horror! But, alas, I decided to be brave and do what I love doing, which is helping others make creating meals less daunting and learn how to nourish with food!
Thanks for reading and please get in touch.
Your Dietitian Friend, Kate